I am releasing this one officially as a Gambler, due to the fact that this is my initial personal experience with this line/genotype. I’m familiar with Haze (in general) for sure, but the G13 was most def a weirdo that I knew nothing about previously. Everything looks, smokes, and tested great, but there’s always unknowns when dealing with unknowns, ya know? So, great deal for you as a Gamblers release—for now—get them while the getting is cheaper. Now let me tell you how these came to be mine…
I have had about 8 of these seeds saved for about 25 years now that are F2s of Soma’s G13 Haze. I am fairly certain I got them from an old buddy (Roz) up in the Great White North. He liked to inbreed (F2) killer genetics and he did a good job of it too from my experience with him. Looks like another great job here by Roz with these G13 Haze F2s I used for this run. Now, I only got like 4 plants to pop, and with some serious pure luck I got a male and female that both looked great. 2 of the sprouts were barely viable and I culled them within 2 weeks of sprouting.
I stressed tested the female by flowering her for buds first. I let her go a week too long, and during flowering I drought stressed her twice. She stayed pure female with zero tendency to become hermaphroditic. The male was a beast right from sprouting, so I liked him a lot based on his heavy-duty vigor and heartiness. I stress tested the male to see how “itchy his trigger finger” was regarding flowering, and I kept a 6-inch topped male in a 3.5-inch container for way too long and drought stressed him at the end before transplanting. He threw out zero male flowers, and at this time this plant was 60 days old.
Male Breeder(s) Deets: 1 male G13 Haze f2 breeder was used in this cross. He was very SEA (South East Asian) looking in many ways with large flower clusters. He also had a curios trait I have never seen before in all my years growing cannabis. Indoors he shed most of his pollen during the daylight hours of growth and hardly any pollen was manufactured overnight. He was very lemon-O-licious smelling, hearty and vigorous. He possesses very high resin potential and is a tough as nails plant.
Female Breeder(s) Deets: 1 female G13 Haze f2 breeder was used in this cross. She reminds me somewhat of a Warlock, or William’s Wonder in appearance. Sort of a sativa dominant structure filled in with indica looking parts. The buds are very unique not showing a lot of pistils, they are there, they’re just protected—like old school sativas do it. Her calyxes are also very cool, weird, and all elongated. Very high resin production and the buds were also large and very dense. She wreaks with diesel fuel and sharp lemon citrus and has very high resin production.
I used the term – weirdo – above, and that certainly applies to the smoking experience as well. She tastes just like she smells, very strong terpenes. She hit me like a freight train—bam—and for about 45 minutes I get hammered hard … then … it changes up on me and becomes highly motivational, and I do mean highly. I have smoked some strains, especially South Africans, that motivate you well, but then drop you like a rock into sleepy time relaxation mode (Malawi is a great example here). I have never seen the opposite, until now.
Her motivational side didn’t seem to have an edgy component to me, so I would say she may be good for peeps that try and avoid the paranoia side of higher energy weeds. The G13 Haze was a happy type high for me consistently, and the first 40 minutes is a stupefying sort of fun. She is a little spacy in that SEA way, like Thai is, but not as spacy, and really inspired creativity and creative thinking. A tad disabling in the background and if you smoke too much you will be forgetting why you walked into the kitchen, a lot, LoL.
She had great legs (length of effects) and when all was said and done it was several hours after smoking her that I was gently eased out of the ride. Smoking her heavy before sleep works well, however she will leave you with a huge-ass weed hangover the next morning. She will give you blood red eyes and some epic cottonmouth, so be ready for that. She drenches rolling papers with resin, and her resin is that “greasy” type, if you know what I mean—wink.
This line was made for “lollypopping” as far as pruning goes. Lollypopping your plants simply means you are pruning off all the growth about one third to halfway up the plant before flowering begins. The female put out large and dense dark green buds on the top half of the plant but only had sparce buds produced below halfway down. I topped the females to about 4 or 6 mains each and that worked very well.
The female had a tendency to droop her leaves sometimes, like when temps get a little too hot, and just a bit before lights-off time. Don’t mistake this for drought stress, overwatering the female pissed her off, so be skilled with your wet dry cycles.
Please do not sprout these on a 24/0 photoperiod and KOS recommends 16/8 for sprouting and until 30 days old. Then switch to 18/6. Alternately…
Using a flowering photoperiod of 12/12 on sprouts for their first 10 days above ground, then switching them to an 18/6 photoperiod will allow you to easily sex them at 30 days of age—give or take 3 days.
Always allow plants to get at least 55 days old from sprouting, before starting to flower for maximum resin production. Plants grown from seed work much better outdoors in the ground than clones do. Alternately, clones work much better in containers than plants from seeds do. Sprout seeds in ambient temps of 75 – 85 deg. F. Obviously KOS always recommends organically growing our gear in living soil for the full appreciation of smells and flavors, among many other reasons—cheers!